The Care Quality Commission recently published its survey of women’s experiences of maternity services. There was a lot of good news: the findings showed that women have more choice over where they give birth and are more likely to have antenatal appointments with a midwife they know and trust.
When you find out you’re going to be a parent, one of the first things other parents will say to you is to ‘say goodbye to those lie-ins’ and the luxury of sleep. Get ready for a change, because the undisturbed sleep you may have been used to before you started your family will be very different from the amount you get afterwards.
Pregnancy is often seen as a time to forget the diets and eat what you like but, this is the time to get ahead and ensure you are eating a nutritious and balanced diet to give your baby the best start. And, it doesn’t stop when your beautiful baby says hello to the world - diet and nutrition are just as important.
Where will you choose to give birth? Birth choices and labour by NCT
Wednesday 27th September
Giving birth in the UK is generally very safe wherever you choose to have your baby. The choice you have about where to have your baby will depend on what you want, the need for any medical support you may have and, to some extent, on where you live.
Did you know that during the first two years of life, about 75% of the infant brain is forming? The number of brain synapses related to language learning actually peaks before 11 months of age. This is a significant window of opportunity for babies to learn languages. World renowned Infant Researcher Dr. Bob Titzer shares his top tips to help baby language development.
How To Help A Baby Who Is Choking By British Red Cross
Wednesday 10th May
We all hope our little ones will never choke or need any kind of emergency help – but by learning some simple, easy-to-remember first aid, you can feel confident that you could help your baby should you ever need to.
Just the mention of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (sometimes known as cot death) is enough to strike fear into the heart of any new parent. However, there are simple steps parents can take that will help to lower the risk of it happening.